Oxford police speak out against medical marijuana initiativePosted by On

Lafayette County Sheriff Joey East and Oxford Police Department Chief Jeff McCutchen took a stance at a press conference on Tuesday against ballot Initiative 65, which will legalize medical marijuana in Mississippi if passed in November.

Some members of the medical community also spoke at the press conference, which State Sen. Nicole Boyd and Rep. Clay Deweese helped organize. 

Initiative 65 will appear on ballots on Nov. 3 alongside a similar initiative, 65A. Voters will have the option to vote if they think a medical marijuana program should exist in Mississippi, and then they will also vote “yes” or “no” on Initiative 65 and 65A.

“When you look at the ballot, it will say, ‘Are you for or against any kind of medical marijuana program,’ and you can vote against — I hope everybody votes against — but as a safeguard, you can vote for 65A so if the vote (for a medical marijuana program) passes, then you’ll get 65A instead of…

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